Hieronymus Bosch, Garden of Earthly Delights (details), c. 1490-1510, oil on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid
In case you haven’t heard, a college student transcribed and recorded a musical score written across the bum of an individual in Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights.
"Don’t talk to me about politics," the colonel would tell him. "Our business is selling little fishes." The rumour that he didn’t want to hear anything about the situation in the country because he was growing rich in his workshop made Ursula laugh when it reached her ears. With her terrible practical sense she could not understand the colonel’s business as he exchanged little fishes for gold coins, and then converted the coins into little fishes, and so on…
(from One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabrial Garcia Marquez)
"Until now she had always believed that it was failure only that was intolerable, but now she understood that victory too was intolerable, because the most shameful element of the desperate struggle was not that she remained on top, but that there was no chance of defeat"
(from Satantango by László Krasznahorkai)